Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Crime Maps

If you have five minutes I really recommend you log on to which allows members of the public to see crimes in your area and is the first of its kind in the world.

The site was an important part of the "transparency agenda" - making data available in an open format so the public can see whats going on.

Yesterday Thersea May the Home Secretary said: "I think people are going to welcome the fact they can really see what's happening with crime in their area, not just on their street but in their neighbourhood.

"This is giving people a real tool, real power to see that something is being done about crime in their area. This doesn't make them frightened, it actually makes them feel a part of what is happening."

Good stuff.